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Jon Archer
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Scheduled Heroku Dyno restarts
Heroku Dynos have get restarted once a day. The cycling happens once every 24 hours (plus up to 216 random minutes, to prevent every dyno for an application from restarting at the same time). Manual restarts (heroku ps:restart) and releases (deploys or chan...

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It all pays the same (or does it?)
[I originally posted this on LinkedIn, but reposting here to have a copy on my personal blog.] Several jobs and quite a few years ago, I was venting about some work related frustration to a friend. Despite being someone who, like me, cared a great deal abou...

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Complex Systems
Borrowed from the excellent book, The Personal MBA Gall’s Law A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: a complex system designed from scratch never wor...

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I was on call for a week...and it didn't entirely suck!
Yup, it didn't suck. In fact it was actually pretty good -- I'd go so far as to call it kind of exciting and certainly educational. If you've been (or imagined being) on 24/7 call for a week for a high traffic internet service and think I sound insane, allo...

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Phenomenal story. 
He spent four months in shackles, was imprisoned in a hole in the ground but escaped, in part, thanks to the weight he lost on the "Taliban diet." 

French aid worker and amateur photographer, Pierre Borghi, describes how he gave the Taliban the slip: http://bbc.in/18k6S15
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And another pano from just outside Wondervu.
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Pretty nice pano Google+ made for me of the lake at the border of Gilpin and Boulder counties.
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Trippy...
#Hack Your Mind : concentrate to change the direction of the train with your mind
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